A mini bus load of Lyme RC members went to the London Bike yesterday after John Curtis won a competition for some members to go and ride with Sir Chris Hoy.
They had a great time with some real club spirit on the bus and meeting Sir Chris.
Jen Adams "Absolutely fabulous day, Kids rode really well and not even Duncan fell off! Chris was a gent as expected, and we even got a box full of freebies from P20.
John Curtis "Sir Chris having to get out of the saddle a couple of times to catch Izaak and josh!"
Report by Sarah Walley, Lyme RC Member and budding reporter.
Telegraph competition winner John Curtis won a once in a lifetime opportunity to cycle and enjoy nibbles with Sir Chris Hoy at the London Bike Show. On Saturday 15th February at 6.30am the mini bus and support van kindly donated Shirley's Transport headed to London.
Once there, 13 members of Lyme Racing Club took to their bikes to the test track located within the London Bike Show at the ExCel Arena. The buzz and excitement grew as the younger members of the group saw Sir Chris Hoy. Taking his time to welcome and congratulate each member of the club, Hoy then turned his attention to the smaller children taking particular interest in their cycling endeavours, even making jokes with the children.
Soon, it was time to cycle round the track with the cycling legend. Riding one of his own branded Hoy bikes, he made his way around the group chatting away. While the older members were getting to know Sir Chris a little better the younger members raced around the track soaking up the attention from the growing crowds. As quick as it came the riding was all over and exhausted children and adults alike, took to the nibbles and drinks. Sir Chris then handed out some postcards that he had signed to all 13 members of the group, even signing shirts, helmets and allowing the female members to take selfies too!
Soon it was time to say goodbye to Sir Chris and have a wander around the show. When asked to describe the day words like cool, fantastic, epic, awesome and tiring were all used. Even Duncan managed to sit on Sir Chris's back wheel without falling off!
After all of the excitement the bus on the way Home was a lot quieter! A good experience had by all, just a shame it had to come to an end!
Thanks to The London Bike Show, RCUK and Hoy Bikes for the day.
Cycling: Aaron Mansell revs home to win gold in national roller racing championships
By The Sentinel | Posted: February 15, 2014
RAPID Aaron Mansell has been crowned national under-nines roller-racing champion.
The Lyme Racing Club (Swinnerton Cycles) rising star has been training all winter under the guidance of coach Norman Bassett ready for the British Schools event.
And he was one of six medal winners for the club when the competition was held at Neterstowe School in Lichfield, where 50 children went head-to-head.
The honours were decided over two events; a 500m standing start followed by a 10,000m flying start.
Thursfield County Primary School pupil Mansell, who is from Harriseahead, was followed in second by club-mate Joshua Fowell, while Harry Brayford took seventh.
Caleb Hill won the silver medal in the under-13s boys event, George Hancock won bronze in the under-15s boys' competition and James Brayford came away with a silver medal in the over-15s.
Thomas Mould won bronze in the under-sevens, with Izaak Curtis in fourth.
Ruby Jennings, Lyme's only girl at the championships, was fourth in the under-nines.
A Talk and Workshop by British Cycling’s Tim Buckle Friday 10th January 2014 8.00pm
‘DEVELPOING THE YOUNG ATHLETE’- The Racing Pathway
Tim, the West Midlands-North West Talent Development Coach, will explain the Racing Pathway that is advocated by British Cycling. It will highlight the simple approach for Under 12’s and late starter Under 14’s and their families to be taken so the foundations are laid for the bike racers to build from. This is not talking about sports science and prescribed training it is a Workshop that explains the racing pathway, how to use it and what the priorities are when training so in turn you can make the best use of the racing pathway. It also highlights the roles we All have to play as clubs.
At 7.00pm Lyme RC will be running a Rollers session, if any one who has not been on rollers before or needs to improve is welcome. Lyme RC have spare rollers just bring your bike.
Lyme RC Club House, Whitfield Community Centre, Whitfield Avenue, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2JQ,
Sport Relief Rollers Challenge, all the sponsorship money is now in, you all helped to raise £706.00 on the Challenge, well done to all the riders and the sponsors. Raising money and training at the same time
Well done to, Sam H, Brad, Tracey, Alex W, Louis, Harry S, Harry B, Thomas, Joel, Caleb, Izaak, Aston, Alex C, Josh, Andrew, Sam W, Tom and Amelie who rode the rollers with rollers in her hair;also had to keep silent for 10 min. We also had a few who could not make tonight and have completed their challenge at home. Well done to all.
LYME RACING CLUB ROLLERS CHALLENGE
The Club House, Whitfield Community Centre, Whitfield Avenue, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2JQ,
7.00PM Friday 21st March
Open to any age, riders will be given a challenge to perform on the rollers riding unaided on March 21st.
This may be to ride for a set time, one legged, one handed, no handed, out of the saddle or a mixture of all of them.
Challenges will be given out on a Fridays 14th, 21st & 28th Feb by Lyme RC Coaches, along with Sponsorship forms for Sports Relief.
We already have one rider challenged to ride for one hour, drink out of a bottle and one legged, another to just ride 30 minutes.
Roller Racing at the Club House
January 3rd 2014 7.00pm
OPEN TO ALL AGES, QUALIFYING STARTS AT 7.15PM
2 CLASES, ASSISTED (HELD), UNASSITED (NOT-HELD)
ALL RIDERS WILL DO A TIMED 500M, AND THEN PUT IN TO SPRINT LADDERS, ASSISTED AND UNASSITED; RIDERS WILL THEN RACE IN FOURS AGAINST EACH OTHER, WITH THE ABILITY TO UP OR DOWN THE LADDER AFTER EACH ROUND.
THE RACING WILL ALL TAKE PLACE ON THE NTCA ROLLER RACING CLOCK SYSTEM YOUTH GEAR RESTRICTIONS APPLY, WE WILL DO A ROLL OUT AND HELP WITH THE GEARS IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF GEAR SIZE OR HOW TO CHANGE MAX GEAR
WARMING UP WILL BE ON ROLLERS, PRIZES FOR ALL , YOUTH AGE GROUPS, GIRLS AND BOYS.
JUNIOR, MENS AND LADIES PRIZES.
£2.00 under 18’s £3.00 Adults
Spectators welcome £1.00 as normal to cover the cost of the Club House.
ALL THIS WILL MAKE A GREAT NIGHT COME DOWN FOR THE FUN AND RACING
EXTRA INFORMATION FOR ROLLER RACING
YOUTH GEAR RESRICTIONS
For Youth racing there is a maximum gear that is allowed, which is based on Youth age groups.
These are for British Cycling Events
The age is taken on Jan 1st
Road Track Roller
Junior Under 18 7.93m n/a n/a
Youth A Under 16 6.93m 6.93m 7.93m
Youth B Under 14 6.45m 6.45m 7.4m
Youth C Under 12 6.05m 6.05m 6.94m
Youth D Under 10 5.4 metres for all events
Youth E Under 8 5.1 metres for all events
For Information and how to measure and to restrict the gears please follow the link :-
For BSCA EVENTS: - The age cats are different
The age is taken at Sep 1st, the start of the school year.
For Circuit, Time Trial, Track and Roller Racing REGIONAL AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, the maximum gear will be the distance covered per crank revolution for that age group.
(i) 5·10 metres for Under 7′s
(ii) 5·40 metres for Under 9′s
(iii) 6·05 metres for the Under 11′s
(iv) 6.45 metres for the Under 13′s
(v) 6.93 metres for the Under 15′s.
(vi) 7·93 metres for the Over 15′s
For Friday 3rd Event we will be using the BSCA ages and gear sizes.
BSCA National Rollers 2014
Date: Saturday 8 Feb 2014
Location: Lichfield WS13 7NB
BSCA NATIONAL ROLLER CHAMPIONSHIPS
inc BSCA West Midlands Roller Championships
Saturday 8th February 2014
Venue: Nether Stow School St Chads Road Lichfield WS13 7NB
Closing date; 25th Jan 2014 open to: U7 / U9 / U11 / U13 / U15 / O15
Organiser : Nick Selibas, Lichfield CCC
7 Breeden Drive Curdworth North Warwickshire B769HL
07552684529 / 01675 470462
Entry Fee: £8.00 National: £10 National & West Mids Region
Cheques Payable to: N Selibas
You will need the Lyme RC Club Membership number ... 1057